2016 Webby Award Winner  –  SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT  –  Social Movement of the Year BLACK LIVES MATTER STAY TURNT! BLACK LIVES MATTER. Black Lives Matter The Webby Awards are humbled to recognize Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi & Patrisse Cullors, the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter organization, with The Webby Social Movement of the Year Award for their…

Clarkson University Opal Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 123rd Commencement on Saturday, May 7. The degree was awarded for “her devotion to this nation’s shared egalitarian ideals; for encouraging communication as a means to overcome challenges; for building coalitions…

BET Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, & Opal Tometi When the justice system is broken, these ladies came through to fix it with a movement that has become larger than life. The Black Lives Matter movement continues to work on rebuilding black liberation and the validity of black life. Keep hitting the scroll for more on Alicia,…

Fast Company Opal Tometi and Tiffany Pham have created powerful online communities aimed at improving people’s lives. Here’s what they’ve learned. There is no doubt that social media is a powerful tool for connecting individuals and creating communities. Both Opal Tometi, a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, and Tiffany Pham, founder and CEO of Mogul,…

ESSENCE The New Civil Rights Leaders By: Lisa Armstrong 10/31/2015 Opal Tometi: The Black Alliance for Just Immigration Opal Tometi’s interest in immigration reform was born out of personal experience. Tometi grew up in Phoenix—”ground zero for the anti-immigration movement,” she says—and is the child of immigrants. Her parents moved to the U.S. from Nigeria…

AfroELLE Immigration Plight 10/13/2015

The Root The Root: Top 100 List 09/15/2015 BIO: #BlackLivesMatter. Those words, that refrain, was created by three black women in 2013. Opal Tometi is one of them. In addition to her work growing and working with #BLM chapters, this child of Nigerian parents is also the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just…

POLITICO Magazine Top 50: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi Activists The three-word civil rights movement. 09/12/2015 Over the past year, thehashtag #BlackLivesMatter has turned into a rallying cry for racial justice, riding a wave of online buzz and public protest in the aftermath of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, right into the everyday American lexicon….

CNN THE DISRUPTORS By: Brandon Griggs, Emanuella Grinberg, Katia Hetter, Wyatt Massey, Melonyce McAfee, David Shortell, Tanzina Vega and Eli Watkins. Videos by Brenna Williams. 08/11/2015 A shift has occurred in the year since Michael Brown’s death sparked unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014. National conversations have arisen around issues…

ESSENCE #BlackLivesMatter Founders Discuss Charleston, the Presidential Race and the Black Spring By: Zerlina Maxwell 07/24/2015 On the evening of June 17th, a 21-year-old Dylan Roof arrived at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina with murder on his mind. Roof sat at Mother Emanuel’s weekly Bible study for more than an hour, prayed with…

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